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Obituaries

Obituaries

David O. Hodgkins 1927 - 2009 Lawrence

Private family service for David O. Hodgkins, 82, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Hodgkins died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 18, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., the son of Howard W. and Helen Wilcox Hodgkins. He graduated from New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill., and from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Hodgkins served in the U.S. Army in 1945-46 and 1951, during the Korean War. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1953 to 1963. Mr. Hodgkins was a representative for textbook and book wholesale companies in California and the Midwest. He also worked for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1985 to 1998.
He married Eunice V. Johnston on Oct. 22, 1966. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three children, David, James, and Mary, living in the San Francisco Bay area; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Hunter, Webster City, Iowa; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.